<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KFld</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Glad to hear court went well. How is the rehab going so far. Does she seem to be following the rules and ready to make some changes, or is it too soon to tell? </div></div>Good questions. It is a bit early to tell; there are good signs and worrisome signs.
On the up side, her basic attitude is good: she is not blaming others for putting her in there and has a positive outlook about working the program.
On the worrisome side, she's chafed at some of the rules, called them stupid and pointless -- but then she catches herself and acknowledges (without prompting) that they have the right to make the rules and "that's the way it is and I have to accept it".
Most worrisome is that she's too manic -- witness the attacks of nerves yesterday, sitting on the edge of her seat and constantly fidgeting, talking a mile a minute. That behavior has always preceded a crash into deep depression (definition of bipolar, right?); her medication levels need to be adjusted, I think, to better regulate the bipolar symptoms. She is coming off of 4 months without medications and bouncing between the p-doctor at the ER/detox, then the one she saw while she was back with us, and now the docs at the rehab. I don't think these successive doctors always read her records very thoroughly. We don't know anything about the current doctor(s), she is after all an adult (legally if not emotionally) so our close participation is not being sought. J is aware that she's too hyper and says she will bring it up with her counsellors.
I'd say that overall the indicators are on the plus side, and we're very hopeful (but eyes wide open, as always).
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm surprised they allowed you to pick her up for court. All the rehabs my son was in, court was postponed until he got out because they wouldn't let him leave and come back.</div></div>At this one they do allow clients out specifically for court; other than that they are not supposed to leave. It's because of the nature of their mission, I believe: they work with and have many or most of their clients referred from the criminal justice system.